About Our Lab

Originally built as a tractor garage in 1911, the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center is now a state-of-the-art research facility. In 2016, the building underwent substantial upgrades and currently has has 10,400 square feet of laboratory space available for researchers to use for aquatic invasive species research and teaching.

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  • Capacity for 200 gallons per minute of well water
  • 27 large fish tanks and 50+ aquaria
  • 4 plant growth chambers
  • 4 living streams
  • 20 water temperature zones
  • 15 lighting zones
  • Dedicated rooms for invasive aquatic plants, invertebrates, fish, and pathogens and microbes

Fish tanks

Plant growth amenities


Research support rooms